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THREE FARM TOUR 2018 – TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Our most popular twice-annual event will be held this fall on Sunday, Oct 14:

- visit Windmill Farm in Williston, SC, for soup and salad;

- meet the folks at Seeds Cafe, Farm and Market, also in Williston, SC, to share an entree created by owner/chef LaRahna;

- finish up the evening at Herb N Berries in Montmorenci, SC, with a blueberry-inspired dessert by Chef Charleen.

You provide your own transportation and a folding chair. We provide the rest. Tickets on sale ($25/each) via this website. What a great way to meet local farmers and chefs!!

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It is a wonderful honor to announce our newly elected leadership team for Augusta Locally Grown! We appreciate everyone who stepped forward in the nomination process and hope to engage all who have offered to serve our nonprofit mission.

Follow us on social media this weekend as we celebrate the diverse skill sets, accomplishments and connections that these volunteers will be sharing with Augusta Locally Grown during their tenure.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
John Adam Stroup, Board President
Leslie Carson, Board Treasurer

BOARD MEMBERS:
Jennifer Bateman
Lauren Belcher
Lisa Clarke
Hazel Cook
Audrey Doyle
Sumner Markwalter
Dr. Karen Phelps
Teresa Quarles
Julianna Shurtleff
Robert Sims

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
Dr. Judith Anglin, Chair, Education Committee
Lauren Belcher, Chair, Farmer Support Committee
Wiley B Brown, Chair, Finance Committee

As always, thank you for supporting local farmers and local foods!

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National Farmers Market Week is Aug 5-11 and we are excited to celebrate at all three of our market locations this Tuesday!

When you get to the market this week, ask for an “I Love Farmers Markets” temporary tattoo, stick in on, and take a clever photo of you or your loved one showing it off!

Text your photo to 706-288-7895 by Friday, Aug 10. The top three winners (chosen by a handful of our board members) will be announced on Aug 11, and each will receive a $25 ALG gift certificate.

We’ll be celebrating in a number of ways this coming week, and thank you in advance for being a part of it all by supporting your local farmers through this markets every week.

See you there!
Cheers!
Kim

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FALL INTERNSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE!
We’ve got a wide variety of good-food internships available for graduate and undergraduate students this fall. Some are get-dirty/hands-on experiences; some are research-oriented; and some are administrative. Want to invest in your own education while also increasing good-food access and improving our local food system? Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to get the Fall 2018-Winter 2019 internship list!

And, as always, thank you for supporting local farmers and for appreciating these beautiful local foods.

- Kim

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WE’RE GROWING OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM!
Augusta Locally Grown a 10-year-old, non-profit group promoting sustainable, locally-grown food, is seeking talented and dedicated community members to join our volunteer Board of Directors. Those who do would guide, bolster and champion our efforts throughout the CSRA.

If you can give a solid year (or more) of energy and enthusiasm to Augusta Locally Grown, please nominate yourself for consideration. Nominations are open July 1 through July 24. Elections will be held on July 30, and new members will be announced and celebrated on Aug 1.

Be sure to read our new Board of Directors Handbook and our Bylaws, both accessible through the nominations link right here: www.augustalocallygrown.org/bod.

And thank you so much for supporting local farmers!
Cheers!
Kim

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AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN IS EXCITED TO PROMOTESUMMER WORKSHOPS AT WHITE HILLS FARM!

White Hills Farm and Chef Charleen Tinley team up to put the elegance back into summer foods with these lavender farm workshops.

Farm tours start at 10:30am
Workshops start at 11:00am
Cost is $10 each ($15 for the the meat brining)

Save these dates!

FRIDAY, JUNE 29 – EXCITING SUMMER SALAD & HOMEMADE SALAD DRESSINGS … Tired of plain ol’ salads with bottled dressings? It’s time to toss the arugula and splash the vinaigrette! We’ll create a “loaded” main-dish salad as well as delicious dressings with herbs, vinegars and oils.

FRIDAY, JULY 13 – SWEET AND SAVORY COBBLERS … Okay peaches, move over. There’s a new cobbler in town. Tomato Herb Cobbler and Bacon Crust. But we still love sweet fruit cobblers too!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 – WET AND DRY BRINING FOR MEAT, FISH AND POULTRY … Crazy simple brine recipes and techniques guarantee a flavor explosion! Plus, an awesome salt and sugar-brined salmon with dill. Gravlax is so easy and delicious!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 – QUICK AND EASY PICKLED VEGGIES … Enjoy the wonderful bounty of summer picked with flavorful vinaigrettes, herbs and spices. Our pickles are find in the fridge, so no scary time boiling jars and hoping for a seal.

RSVP to Amy to get the address at arsutter@hotmail.com.

For more information about local food educational programs, visit www.augustalocallygrown.org.

Cheers!
Kim

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Tomatoes, basils and cucs, oh my!

Enjoy your summer shopping today and relish those Georgia summer flavors next week.

Cheers!
Kim

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HAPPY ALG FRIDAY!
We’re putting together our GROW YOUR OWN series of workshops for Fall 2018! This will be our 7th year providing these workshops, introducing you to local subject matter experts in local foods and farming. From Cheese Making to Beekeeping to Natural Dyes, we’ve covered a lot of topics over the years. And this time we’d like to hear from you! What good-food, hands-on workshop would draw you in? Text 706-288-7895 to let us know!!

Cheers!
Kim

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Got blueberries? No? Then you need to save this date: Sunday, June 24, 7:30am-11:30am … Blueberry Pick Your Own Day at Herb N Berries Farm in Montmorenci, SC.

For more information like this, visit our other website at augustalocallygrown.org.

Cheers!
Kim

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Wow! It’s wet out there! Here’s to some sunshine in our near future to dry things up a bit.

Thank you for supporting local farmers in all kinds of weather!

To learn more about how you can get to know your farmers better, or get involved with our educational programs, visit our other website at augustalocallygrown.org.

Cheers!
Kim

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We’re putting our summer gardening schedule in place and volunteers are welcome! If you or your loved ones are looking for some meaningful work (and service hours!) please consider committing to Augusta Locally Grown this June and July.

Here are some ways you can help::

  • Icebox Urban Farm – commit to help weed and water at this teaching garden on a weekly basis on the morning of your choice.
  • Vineyard Giving Farm – commit to help weed and water at this teaching garden on a weekly basis on the morning of your choice.
  • Veggie Park Farmers Market – commit to create and run kids activities at the market on a weekly basis, Tuesdays, 4pm-7pm.
  • FVRX – health care professional, commit to help with the clinical side of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program once per month, Tuesdays, 4pm-7pm.

Text Kim to get involved! 706-288-7895.

And as always, thank you for helping to create a better local food system throughout Augusta.